Parks and Recreation News

Park Improvement Projects

Post Date:September 28, 2017

In addition to adding a brand-new park in southwest Eden Prairie over the summer, several community parks were updated and improved.

The Round Lake Park renovation project includes significant improvements to the play area, picnic pavilion and accessibility as well as a renovated skate plaza and new splash pad that were opened for use in 2013. The multiyear project is now complete and the park features three larger softball fields with improved lighting, a new shaded spectator structure between the fields, increased parking and new trees for shade.

Riley Lake Park improvements are underway as the boat trailer parking area is reconfigured for better circulation and safety, and new parking stalls are added. Park enhancements also include an expanded beach, new picnic areas and seating along the lakeshore, with the project completion expected in spring 2018.

Cedar Hills Neighborhood Park will soon be complete with a playground, basketball court and plenty of open spaces. This is the final neighborhood park in the City’s Master Park Plan that fulfills the goal for parks to be located within a half mile of all residents.

Nature-inspired play equipment, featuring artificial boulders, ropes and logs, was installed at the Outdoor Center and the new play area is now open to the public. This addition is part of the Outdoor Center Master Plan created in 2016.

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